Dwarf Anvil of Doom on display at Warhammer World.
The Anvils of Doom are ancient devices forged with great skill by the Runesmiths of old in the bowels of the Thunder Mountain. Using the energy of the volcano’s heart, Kurgaz, the most skilled of the old ones, melted gromril to forge the anvils. As they cooled, Kurgaz beat the Rune of Sorcery onto each gleaming anvil.
Another view from Games Day 2005. (includes the forge).
These Chaos Dwarfs were on display at Warhammer World.
I think these were the kinds of figures that really put me off Warhammer at the time they were released. Those tall hats and flat end guns.
Throw in weird centaurs and those beards….
I have never been a fan of Chaos, but these miniatures didn’t for me work. I did however like the original Chaos Dwarf concept. I did get some of these models. This one with a fantasy bazooka is from my collection.
This concept was more about “normal” dwarfs who had been corrupted by Chaos and more often than not looked like short Chaos Warriors.
On my most recent visit to Warhammer World there was the lovely model of the Dwarf High King Thorgrim Grudgebearer at Warhammer World.
Thorgrim Grudgebearer is the current High King of the Dwarfs and the ruler of Karaz-a-Karak. He is a throwback to the High Kings of old — eager for new conquests, mighty in battle, and a merciless enemy. Yet upon his worn brow, there also sits a pearl of great wisdom, and he is able to uphold the ancient traditions as well as to accept, if not embrace these needed changes, such as alliances and new technology. Thorgrim is forever brooding upon how to return his people to their former glory. As the ultimate ruler of the Dwarfs, the Dammaz Kron or the Great Book of Grudges is entrusted into his honourable keeping.
This model was painted years ago (years and years ago). Here is the same model from Games Day 2005.
Here are a couple of very old Space Dwarfs, which were from the very early days of Warhammer 40000.
There is a commander with power fist and one dwarf with a heavy bolter. These dwarves were in many ways like the Imperial Guard of that era but with shorter legs. As a result they weren’t as popular with gamers. They did evolve a little into the biker gangs (which I didn’t like) and then were unsummarily deleted from the range by Games Workshop.
This very old Space Dwarf was from the very early days of Warhammer 40000. These dwarves were in many ways like the Imperial Guard but with shorter legs. As a result they weren’t as popular with gamers. They did evolve a little into the biker gangs (which I didn’t like) and then were unsummarily deleted from the range by Games Workshop.
Rumours abound that they are coming back… one day perhaps…